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Following the Virginia Tech tragedy, Virginia became the national leader in submitting mental health records. However, there are still tens of thousands records missing from even the top-performing states.
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Mental Health Record Submissions Needed to Join Best-Performing States
Why does this matter?
gun background checks were conducted in Connecticut in 2012 using this incomplete database, which fails to block gun sales to the hundreds of thousands of prohibited purchasers whose mental health records are not in the system.